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Our Regressive Progressives

Feb 27, 2016

Leftists like to call themselves “progressives”. They think all their radical social agenda items are a sign of moving forward, of progress. But the truth is just the opposite. They really want to take us backwards. Their vision of the

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Bureaucracy, Ideology and the Professions

Sep 13, 2007

In much of the Western world, especially Australia, it does not matter so much which political party is elected into office, since often a deeply imbedded bureaucracy remains, regardless of the ruling party of the day. This thick layer of

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Are You Hungry – For God?

Jul 11, 2016

Many believers have the mistaken notion that the Christian life is something we take no part in – it is all God’s work. “Let go and let God” is a popular expression used here. It is as if the Christian

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More Mindboggling Gosford Lunacy

Jul 2, 2016

Just when you thought things could not get any more bizarre and perverse at the Gosford Anglican Church with its hyper-leftist leader Rod Bower, it just has. This is one of the crazier – yet sadly still typical – things

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Abortion, Prosecution, Ethics and the Law

May 19, 2016

One issue that often arises in pro-life discussions is whether or not the woman having an abortion should be charged with, and prosecuted for, a crime. It is an important question and one in which prolifers can differ on. Most

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What Academic Tolerance?

May 9, 2016

That our Western universities are almost completely dominated by the secular left is something many of us have been claiming, and documenting for quite some time now. I have often written about how academic freedom, diversity of opinion, and genuine

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Londonistan is Now Here

May 7, 2016

Ten years ago English commentator Melanie Phillips wrote a very important book entitled Londonistan. It was a prophetic volume, a jeremiad against a sleeping England and an aggressive Islam. British self-loathing and loss of confidence coupled with advancing Islam

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The ABC Doing What it Does Best

Apr 20, 2016

OK, I am writing a piece on something that is still some days away yet. But judging by decades of past performance, I do not have the slightest problem in saying the following. Indeed, I can guarantee that if I

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Dismantling the Trump Myths, Part One

Mar 31, 2016

The cult of Trump has dished up more nonsense, falsehoods and flip-flops than I have seen from any recent presidential candidate. Despite the fact that Trump is a life-long progressive, and one who has supported and financed leftist and Democrat

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Christians and Trump

Feb 26, 2016

This is my first full piece on Donald Trump, but it more than likely will not be my last. The front-runner for the Republicans for the White House is certainly generating plenty of discussion and controversy, and it is vital

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